FanPost

Ichiro on Huddy

From today's New York Times:

He is happy that all pitchers are not Tim Hudson, the former Oakland right-hander now with Atlanta. "He's very tough for me, and very smart," Suzuki said. "With every pitch there's a feeling into that pitch, a spirit, a passion. Even when I can guess what and where he's going to pitch the ball, he knows I'm guessing it, and he throws it there anyway and still gets me out. He's somebody you want to face, and don't want to face. It's a battle, but a challenge."

I know we've already gone through our Tim Hudson mourning stage, after we finally worked through denial and anger, so sorry to reopen old wounds. Just thought it was cool to see Ichiro's thoughts on Huddy, and it makes me smile to know that he enjoyed engaging in these battles as much as we enjoyed watching them. It was always cool watching pure talent and finnesse take on heart, grit and off-the-chart-competitiveness. Once again, sorry for the sentimental waxing, but my kudos to Ichiro for capturing the essence of Huddy, even if it was through an interpreter.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker